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Tuesday August 08, 2017

Northwestern Connecticut Community College Now Offers CT State Tuition Rates to New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Residents

Winsted, CT - Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) is now offering in-state tuition rates to residents of neighboring Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. In-state tuition is only $159 per credit hour or $2,138 per full-time semester (12 or more credits).  This reflects a new policy announced by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).

NCCC is a close-knit, cohesive college with campus-wide support for students.  The institution’s location in Winsted makes it a significant part of the community.  Northwestern Connecticut Community College offers programs that lead to the Associate in Science degree, the Associate in Arts degree, plus credit and non-credit Certificates.

The college is a provider of a strong liberal arts education and offers the following:

  • 39 Quality Degree & Certificates Programs;
  • Small and affordable Day, Evening and Online Classes;
  • Cost-saving Transfer Programs to many Colleges and Universities;
  • Connecticut’s only accelerated Nursing program;
  • Connecticut’s first Veterinary Technology program;
  • American Sign Language and Interpreter Preparation programs;
  • Collegiate Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons program, that includes support for deaf and hard of hearing students;
  • Programs in the fields of STEAM, Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Early Childhood Education, Business and Computer Science;
  • A vital liberal arts foundation to help students to develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills;
  • State-of-the-art campus with up-to-date technology and facilities designed to serve students, community groups, and local businesses.

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The college faculty and staff at all levels are invested in NCCC; they are united in serving students and share a long history of engaged, active involvement in campus affairs. The culture is strongly supportive of students, dedicated to raising student expectations and helping students fulfill and exceed their goals. Faculty members' academic standards are high, and they reach out to students to assure their success.

NCCC’s student body is made up of many first-time, first-generation college students and a substantial number of non-traditional students. The full-time and part-time student population was 1,319 in the spring of 2017.  Northwestern’s students come from about a little more than half of the 169 towns in Connecticut, the other New England States, and New York.  Most of them are preparing for careers or for transfer to four-year colleges.  Many work part- time to pay for their college expenses.  Proximity to the college and the affordable cost of attending a community college, are reasons mentioned in a survey of students, as influencing them to attend Northwestern Connecticut Community College, while the high quality of instruction in all subject areas is cited in a survey of graduates.  Seventy percent of the students at the college are enrolled in part-time study – some as candidates for degrees, others for professional advancement.

Many activities on campus enhance student life at Northwestern. The Student Senate and a number of student clubs and organizations invite student interest and participation. Every year since 1973, the college has published The Mad River Anthology, NCCC’s literary magazine, which features literary and artistic work created by students currently studying at the college.  In addition, since April 1997, April being National Poetry Month, the faculty members of the English Department have organized and sponsored the Mad River Literary Festival, which features free public readings by professional poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, and an Open Reading of original, creative work by NCCC students and community residents.

The campus of Northwestern Connecticut Community College comprises 11 buildings on a total of 16.42 acres of land. The College values its location in the heart of Winsted, adjacent to a beautiful town green, and schedules commencement ceremonies and other events on the green, when weather permits.

For more information about Northwestern Connecticut Community College, visit: www.nwcc.edu.  Connect with us on Facebook: fb.com/NWCCC; Twitter: @NCCC_CT; and Instagram: #nccc_ct.

 

The mission of Northwestern Connecticut Community College is to inspire learning through accessible, high quality education.  Northwestern is devoted to enriching lives by meeting individual and community needs in a supportive environment, while facilitating and providing access to lifelong learning opportunities.

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